AIAA Hampton Roads Section Middle School Essay Contest Welcome to the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Hampton Roads Section (HRS) Middle School Essay Contest. This contest is open to all middle school students in Hampton Roads.
One (1) prize will be awarded to the top essay submitted. The winner will receive a grant to attend the Virginia Space Flight Academy, a space camp offered near NASA Wallops Flight Facility (WFF). More information about the camp can be found at https://vaspaceflightacademy.org/. The grant will cover the cost, including lodging, meals, classroom materials and a t-shirt (transportation to and from the camp is the responsibility of the winner).
Submissions must be received by 5:00 pm, March 16th, 2012.
All decision of AIAA HRS are final
Essay: If you could design any Space mission, what would it be and why would you pick that?
(500-1000 words – please attach on a separate page) Special Note to parents or legal guardians:
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The essay contest winner will receive a grant for the cost of 1 week of Space Camp at NASA Wallops Island, a value of $795. This includes tuition, food and lodging and a t-shirt, but does not include the cost of transportation to or from the camp session. The winners will be responsible for providing their own transportation. The winner will also be responsible for any incidental costs incurred during the week. AIAA HRS is not responsible or liable for anything other than providing the grant for the 2012 week of space camp.
The student must be between no younger than 11 and no older than 15 during the 2012 summer.
The scholarship is for a 1-week summer 2012 session of the Space Camp at Wallops Island and cannot be applied to any other activity or year. The scholarship will be paid directly to the Virginia Space Flight Academy.